Friday

Creating car free Sundays

Why - so people can walk, bike, dance, skate, shop, move in public spaces in safety without cars.
Where - so far Canada and USA - started in Bogota in the 1970's
When - Now - each sunday
Who - it starts with interested individuals and becomes whole areas - Seattle, San Francisco, Portland parkways, Kensington Market, Toronto Canada
How - visit 8 to 80 for great ideas, photos, resources and contacts to help you get started on spreading this idea around your community and around the globe.

Thanks bg4l69 for the good photo

5 comments:

  1. This is a wonderful idea in theory, I only have a small issue with this as I do go to church on Sunday's.... How do people get back and forth to church? There is quite a bit of distance for some of our church members. Other than that I think it is in awesome idea :)

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    1. Conduct it in a small area like the mall or around an existing group of parks or as Rhodora says in the University. This enables people to use the space differently than usual. We would not stop you worshipping!!

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    2. That would be a good idea, in small areas. I like that :)

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  2. About 5 years ago, we had car-free Fridays in the university where I'm working. People had varied reactions when it was first implemented, but later on everyone accepted the idea. It was great seeing everyone walking around the campus, including the university officials. We don't have the car-free Fridays now. I hope others will read about this and start spreading the idea in their own communities. Great post, my friend.

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    1. This is what it is all about. Wonder why they stopped? Yes it needs to spread at the grass roots level though many councils have taken it on as a plus for tourists, families, teenagers etc after suggestions from interested groups. Thank you my friend.

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